How to Create a Back to School Homework Station
Creating a Homework Space Is SO Worth It!
Can you believe that summer is coming to an end? School will be starting back before we know it, so I’m trying to prepare my kids for the upcoming school year.
If you have kids who are in school, then you know the struggle of getting homework done. I’ve found that one of the best ways to help my kids focus and actually get things done is by creating a homework station! Here is how to create a back to school homework station for your kids to help them get their work done more efficiently.
Think about the location
The location is one of the most important parts of a homework station. You want to make sure that it is quiet so they can get their work done.
However, if your kids need help from you occasionally, you don’t want to make it so far that they can’t easily call for you. You also want to make sure that this space is free from things that could distract them such as the TV.
Stock your homework station
Once you’ve chosen a location, you need to keep this area stocked with supplies. This will make sure that they don’t get distracted looking for supplies, and that they have everything they need to get work done.
To avoid supplies getting misplaced and unorganized, I recommend using bins or organizers to keep things together. Here are some homework station supplies that your kids may need:
- A place for completed work
- A place for pending work
- Crafting supplies (if needed for arts and crafts or projects)
- Pencil sharpener
Keep in mind that you will want to tailor your station based on your child’s grade level and what subjects they are studying.
Make it easy to clean up
If you want to make sure the homework space will stay clean and organized, you need to make it easy! This is where organizers will really come into play. Make sure that you have a place for everything so that you don’t end up with a pile of stuff on top of the homework station.
Also, make sure to keep wipes and clean up supplies nearby so that way your kids or you can clean the station regularly. This is especially important if they will be using crafting supplies that could make the area messy.
Make it comfortable
Nobody wants to sit in an uncomfortable chair for hours! When creating the homework space, make sure it’s a great place to work in by making it comfortable. Get a comfortable chair that your kids won’t mind sitting in, add a diffuser for some aromatherapy, and really make this place a great place to focus!
Make sure you have a desk lamp and a blanket nearby just in case there will be late-night homework sessions where they may need additional light or a blanket to keep them warm on chilly nights. You can keep these items close by if you don’t think they’ll need to use it every day.
Homework Station Ideas for Inspiration
Starting with a blank canvas can be a bit intimidating so if you need some inspiration, here are a few homework station ideas we found around the web!
Dual Homework Station from Saarkeloves
Other than those chairs (or stools?) looking sort of uncomfortable, I love everything else about this homework station. It’s colorful, organized, and suitable for two workers!
Modern Homework Station from Just Motherhood
I love how organized and open this homework station is while still being pretty compact. The pops of pink color are a great touch as well!
Compact “Homework Nook” from Sand and Sisal
This homework nook is super cute. They’ve got the comfy chair for long hours of work, and I love all the knicks and knacks they have decorating the station. It’s organized but still cozy.
Back to school is a crazy time of year, but these tips will help you make sure that homework doesn’t slip through the cracks! Without a dedicated homework station, procrastinating is a lot easier so make sure to take the time to create a super awesome station for your kids.
Remember, the more your kids enjoy the homework space, the more excited they’ll be to sit down and get some homework done! Make sure to include them in the process as well. 🙂
Now it’s your turn: Do you have a homework station set up in your house? What’s it like? Also, let us know if you have any other back to school homework tips!
More back to school tips:
- 25 Lunch Box Hacks to Simplify Your Mornings
- 20 Great Questions To Ask Kids After School
- Getting Organized for When the Kids Go Back to School
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